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LEaP Lab: A Foundation’s Path to Power Building and Health Equity

September 2021

Lessons from The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities Initiative

In September 2021, CSSP hosted a virtual, interactive Learning, Equity, and Power (LEaP) Lab for funders to join a conversation with experts to discuss the importance of racial equity in efforts to advance health equity and the role that funders can play in the power building ecosystem. This session, which is part of the larger LEaP initiative, highlights lessons and insights from The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities. This LEaP Lab features:

  • Jennifer Ito, Research Director, USC Equity Research Institute
  • Tia Martinez, CEO, Forward Change
  • Lauren Padilla-Valverde, Director, Racial Equity Practice & Culture, The California Endowment
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LEaP Lab: How Funders Can Help Build Community Power

September 2021

Lessons from The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities Initiative

In September 2021, CSSP hosted a virtual, interactive Learning, Equity, and Power (LEaP) Lab for funders to join a conversation with experts to discuss power building and how foundations can better support building community power. This session, which is part of the larger LEaP initiative, highlights lessons and insights from The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities. This LEaP Lab features:

  • Gigi Barsoum, Founder and Principal, Barsoum Policy Consulting
  • Julia Coffman, Founder and co-Executive Director, Center for Evaluation Innovation
  • Sandra Witt, Managing Director; Program & Partnership, Power Infrastructure Statewide, The California Endowment
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LEaP Pad: Authentically Engaging Community

February 2022

Lessons from TCE’s Building Healthy Communities Initiative

In February 2022, CSSP hosted the final session in this installment of LEaP. This LEaP PAD focused on how foundations can authentically partner, and share power, with community residents. The session also highlighted the role of learning and evaluation in disrupting systems of oppression. This LEaP PAD featured:

  • Ms. Towanda Sherry, East Oakland Resident Leader & Organizer
  • Shiree Teng, East Oakland BHC Learning & Evaluation Team Member
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Webinar

Ensuring Families Receive the Child Tax Credit

July 2021

This webinar, from the Automatic Benefit for Children (ABC) Coalition, shared innovative outreach strategies to raise awareness about the child tax credit and how families can sign up. 

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An Ecosystem to Build Power and Advance Health and Racial Equity—Executive Summary

December 2020

This executive summary describes a range of strategies and tactics that were used by grassroots organizing groups, policy advocates, and other partners to secure policy changes, system improvements, and other tangible benefits for communities in California over the past decade.

Read the full report.

(53 pp)

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An Ecosystem to Build Power and Advance Health and Racial Equity

December 2020

This report describes a range of strategies and tactics that were used by grassroots organizing groups, policy advocates, and other partners to secure policy changes, system improvements, and other tangible benefits for communities in California over the past decade.

Read the executive summary.

(53 pp)

Report

Sustaining Power-Building Momentum: Final Recommendations

December 2020

This report follows two presentations for Building Healthy Communities (BHC) stakeholders that shared emergent findings from the study and highlighted BHC accomplishments, missteps, and missed opportunities.

(28 pp)

Report

Community Development and Early Childhood: Partnering for Better Outcomes

December 2020

This report summarizes the projects carried out by early childhood leaders in four communities across the country at the intersection of community and child development, including the adaptations they had to make when the COVID-19 crisis began. This resource also shares lessons learned and recommendations to guide others who are looking for ways to improve outcomes for young children and their families by partnering across these two fields.

Read a blog discussing this report here.

Webinar

Community Conditions that Strengthen Families

December 2020

This webinar discussed work that explores how community conditions that strengthen families can be improved. Listeners learned about the results of a survey done earlier this year and the themes we found in the survey. Find the report related to this webinar here. You can access the executive summary here.

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Toward Health and Racial Equity: Findings and Lessons from Building Healthy Communities—Executive Summary

December 2020

In this summary report, CSSP captures the what and how of the Building Healthy Communities (BHC) initiative, work funded by The California Endowment. In addition, the report highlights major lessons from BHC that contribute knowledge to philanthropy and to the on-going racial justice and health equity movement in California and the nation.

Read the full report here.

(20 pp)